Grants to help get Pearce seniors online

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Pearce organistaions can apply for funding to teach seniors online skills to help them maintain their independence.

COMMUNITY organisations in Yanchep and Gingin can apply for funding to help get seniors online.

Pearce MHR Christian Porter said Clarkson Library and the Gingin District Community Resource Centre were already part of the Be Connected Network.

Mr Porter said the Liberal government was providing grants of up to $50,000 to organisations to deliver free digital skills training to people over 50 as part of the program.

“By joining the Be Connected network, organisations help seniors in our community to maintain their independence and keep connected with family and friends,” he said.

“Participants in the program get free, personalised face-to-face coaching and access to interactive tutorials and resources.

“We already have a number of local organisations delivering this program in Pearce, but more are needed.

“I encourage organisations in Pearce to join the network of local partners and offer digital skills and social support to seniors in our community.”

He said up to $20 million in total funding to help get seniors online was available.

For more information about Be Connected or to join the network, go to https://beconnected.esafety.gov.au or call 1300 795 897.